May 1, 2013
In an open-ended discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School, de Bellaigue—who is also the author of two books on Iranian history—offered insights into the coup against Muhammad Mossadegh and the role of history in shaping both the modern Iranian state and its outlook on relations with the West.
April 20, 2013
In an off-the-record discussion hosted by the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Hadley outlined his own perspectives on the most likely avenues for an Iran without nuclear weapons.
April 15, 2013
In an address at the Future of Diplomacy Project, Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake stressed the growing partnership between the United States and India in both economic and security matters.
February 14, 2013
Speaking on February 11th, 2013, Brazilian Minister of External Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota argued that Brazil is at a unique period in the evolution of the South American nation’s foreign policy. “For the first time in Brazil’s history,” he said, “Brazil can engage not only in relations, but in global outreach.”
December 1, 2012
In a public address on Europe’s imminent choices, former EU Commissioner and Fisher Family Fellow Anna Diamantopoulou offered an analysis of the origins of Europe’s crisis and sketched her vision of the new narrative necessary to ensure European cohesion.
November 28, 2012
David Manning, former UK Ambassador to the US, spoke widely on his thoughts on many of the pressing issues that are facing international diplomats in the coming decade in a November 26th, 2012, lecture to Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty.
November 2, 2012
Ambassador Cameron Munter, recently retired US Ambassador to Pakistan, gave an off-the-record lecture on November 1st, 2012, on his views on the past, present, and future of US-Pakistani relations.
September 26, 2012
By Krysten Hartman, Program Coordinator, Middle East Initiative
On Wednesday, September 20, Rami Khouri delivered his lecture, “Arab Spring: From Citizen Revolts to National Reconfiguration,” to Harvard students, faculty and members of the community. The syndicated journalist shed light on the causes and repercussions of what he described as the “bewildering array of events” that have characterized the Arab world over the past twenty months.
September 17, 2012
Tim Shriver outlines the growth and importance of NGOs and other non-traditional actors in international affairs in the 21st century. Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, visited the Harvard Kennedy School in Sempteber 2012 as a Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project.
April 12, 2012
Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad stressed the importance of domestic factors and regional cooperation in enabling the United States to arrive at a satisfactory end game in Afghanistan.